origins of the Exotic shorthair are not coming from
the imagination of some breeder who was maybe seeking
for a short hair with a persian look, but it was established
as a breed just because some circumstances made it the
In the early 60`, some american breeders of American
Shorthair, in the attempt to improve the bone`s structure
of the breed, introduced some crossing with persian.
The results overtook the aspectations and step by step,
the "persian looking" was damaging the aspect
of the American Shorthair because the cats were looking
as a persian cat with short hair.
This is the reason that made the creation of a separate
breed, the logical consequence.
In 1967 the Exotic Shorthair was allowed to attend to
CFA shows and she performed immediately very well with
Docia Dao`s Trilby a black smoke female who rappresent
the first Exotic Shorthair who has got the title of
In Europe this breed was accepted just 1986 from FIFe
and immediately appreciated.
Exotic cats are just persian
with short hair meaning that they have the same characteristics
and genetics but they miss the gorgeous long coat
Sometimes, when we look at a persian and its long
coat, we forget its massive structure that become
immediately visible in an exotic.
Short and cobby body on strong and short legs, short
tail and well proportioned to rest of the body, round
head with short noze, small ears and big round eyes.
The coat, although short, on winter time in enhanced
by a generous undercoat very soft.
It is the ideal cat for people
who is looking for a persian looking but without the
need of the same care as a persian needs.
mean that the Exotic doesn`t need any care.
Any cat need the normal care to keep it in good
shape....a bath a month and the use to be brushed
twice or three times a week, woill avoid a lot
of death hairs and the first who would get benefit
of it is the cat indeed!
the mute it must be brushed daily.
Particolar care must be given to the eyes and
theur cleaning that like in persian, is increased
by the short noze and the restriction of the
as a persian but with a spark more expecially
in the colorpoint that having the siamese gene,
are a bit more dinamic.
It gets tied to the components of the family
ant to the house in which it is living.
It feels confortable at home but it like the
life outdoor and it is an excellent mice hunter.
It is very social with other ctas and with other
pets as well.
a strong and healty cat without particolar weakness
in terms of the breed.
It is strong and massive and it rarely gets
a middle size and it can weight around 4/5 kilo`s.